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Unemployment rates down in all metro areas, jobs up in most areas in June

The unemployment rate decreased in all 14 Illinois metropolitan areas in June according to preliminary data released on July 28 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Jobs were up in all metro areas except one.

“We continue to be encouraged by the ongoing pandemic-related economic recovery in every corner of the state,” said Deputy Governor Andy Manar. “IDES and its local workforce partners remain committed to providing training employment services for the unique Illinois workforce.”

The metro areas which had the largest over-the-year percentage increases in total nonfarm jobs were the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division (+4.9 percent, +175,900), the Rockford MSA (+4.7 percent, +6,500), and the Bloomington MSA (+4.6 percent, +4,100). Total nonfarm jobs were down in the Illinois section of the St. Louis MSA (-0.1 percent, -200).

Industries that saw job growth in a majority of metro areas included: Leisure and Hospitality (14 areas); Manufacturing (13 areas); Professional and Business Services and Education and Health Services (11 areas each); Mining and Construction, Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities, Other Services and Government (10 areas each); Wholesale Trade and Retail Trade (8 areas each).

The metro areas with the largest unemployment rate decreases were the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division (-3.2 points to 4.9 percent), the Rockford MSA (-2.6 points to 6.6 percent), and the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL MSA (-2.2 points to 3.7 percent). The unemployment rate decreased over the year in all 102 counties.

Southern Illinois Highlights

Carbondale – Marion Area

The June 2022 unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. This was a decrease of -1.8 percentage points from the June 2021 rate of 6.3 percent. Total nonfarm employment in June 2022 increased by +1,800 compared to last June.

Employment increased in Government (+200).

Surrounding Counties

Total nonfarm employment increased by +550 compared to June 2021.

Employment gains were posted in Leisure and Hospitality (+325), Educational and Health Services (+225), Government (+175), Other Services (+50), Construction (+50), Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+25), and Information (+25). Financial Activities reported no employment change.

June payrolls declined in Professional and Business Services (-175), Natural Resources and Mining (-100), and Manufacturing (-25).

Harrisburg Area

Total nonfarm employment increased by +175 compared to June 2021.

Employment gains were posted in Government (+100), Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+100), Information (+50), Financial Activities (+25), and Natural Resources and Mining (+25). Leisure and Hospitality, Educational and Health Services, Manufacturing, and Professional and Business Services payrolls were unchanged.

Employment declined in Construction (-125), and Other Services (-25).

Olney – Mt. Carmel Area

Total nonfarm employment increased by +325 compared to June 2021.

Employment gains were posted in Government (+125), Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+75), Leisure and Hospitality (+50), Educational and Health Services (+50), Other Services (+50), Natural Resources and Mining (+25), and Professional and Business Services (+25).

No changes were reported in Information or Financial Activities.

Employment declined in Manufacturing (-100) and Construction (-25).

Note: Monthly 2021 unemployment rates and total nonfarm jobs for Illinois metro areas were revised in February and March 2022, as required by the U.S. BLS. Comments and tables distributed for prior metro area news releases should be discarded as any records or historical analysis previously cited may no longer be valid.

 

 

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